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Immune Health Begins in the Gut

Immune Health Begins in the Gut
You know how important a healthy immune system is to keeping you well. But have you ever wondered exactly where your immune systems is? If you know a bit about physiology, you might answer the spleen, the lymph glands, or the bone marrow. All these answers are right. But the motherlode of the immune system is in your gut. Wait, did you say my gut? Yep, that’s right. Your GI tract houses up to 80 percent of your immune cells. It’s their main ...

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Is manuka honey a sweet solution for tummy troubles?

Is manuka honey a sweet solution for tummy troubles?
Honey could very possibly be the earliest sweetener known to humankind and it has endured as a medicine in healing traditions from Slovenia to India. Honey is a go-to folk remedy for dyspepsia and was widely used for preventing infection and healing wounds before modern antibiotics were discovered in bread mold (not nearly as delicious a source of antibacterial goodness!). Now, with antibiotic resistance on the rise globally, lay people and scient...

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The Synergy of Refrigerated Probiotics and Fiber: Benefits for Digestive Health, Metabolism and Sleep Quality

The Synergy of Refrigerated Probiotics and Fiber: Benefits for Digestive Health, Metabolism and Sleep Quality
Probiotics, those microscopic, beneficial bacteria, continue to be one of the biggest trends in dietary supplements. Sometimes it seems they’re showing up everywhere: yogurt, drinks, bars, gums, sachets, capsules! Some of the best probiotic formulations are definitely the full potency, refrigerated capsules though. Flora’s refrigerated probiotic line contains a wide spectrum of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, with guaranteed potency at time of ma...

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Gut Health as the Holidays Wind Down

Gut Health as the Holidays Wind Down
A return to comforting routine We do what we can to stay healthy at this time of year. The beginning of the year may naturally bring our focus inward, to taking care of ourselves and our families. I use the power of routine to make staying well easy. I am grateful for the convenience of probiotics to support my family’s gut health, and root veggie recipes to ground us. The natural rhythm of the season also favors sleep. Starting the year on...

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Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics

Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics
Ultramarathons. When one marathon is not satisfying enough, why not run several? In a row. Day and night, up mountains, across deserts. Yes, ultramarathon runners enjoy a uniquely punishing yet rewarding activity. They truly test the limits of human endurance, of mind, body and spirit, to keep running well beyond what any seemingly rational person would choose. If you’ve read any interviews with ultramarathon runners, they have unique stories behi...

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Probiotics & 5 Signs You Might Need Them

Probiotics & 5 Signs You Might Need Them
Probiotics have become one of the hottest supplements on the market and for good reason! It seems like most health experts are calling probiotics the panacea for every ailment, that miracle supplement that helps with just about everything. And actually…it’s kind of true. While nothing will magically “fix” everything, our gut bacteria are the first line of defense for many of our body systems. Therefore, they’re connected to a surprisingly...

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Eating Better, Feeling Worse? Why It Happens & What to Do

New year, new diet. “I will eat more plants”, you tell yourself, or something similar. A while later you are eating healthier. Your clothes fit a bit better. You feel good about your actions. However, on another level, you feel bad—maybe even worse. Digestive irregularity or discomfort and maybe headaches, mood swings, or fatigue. What gives? What might be happening—and how to fix it Eating better can confuse your body for a time. How ...

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Super 8 Probiotic Will Help You Make Peace with Yeast

Super 8 Probiotic Will Help You Make Peace with Yeast
Flora’s Super 8 Probiotic was formulated to address yeast and “bad” bacteria overgrowth. With 8 strains of probiotic goodness and 42 billion cells of yeast-balancing genius, yeast doesn’t stand a chance! Super 8 (US/CA) is professionally formulated to provide women with the best and most effective probiotic support. Each strain used goes through an extensive process to ensure it’s able to provide healthy bacteria for a balanced digestive system and...

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Four Easy Steps to Make Peace with Yeast

Four Easy Steps to Make Peace with Yeast
If there’s one word that strikes fear the most in my clients it’s the “dreaded C-word”: candida. It’s probably because it’s so common; most of us have a friend or colleague who has been put on a six-month incredibly restrictive candida cleanse. You know the type: you’re constantly in the kitchen preparing food and you feel like you’ll never eat anything truly enjoyable ever again. It’s a very hard six-month sentence. I’ve also dealt with a very s...

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Act Your Age!

Act Your Age!
You’re heard it before: Act your age! Well, the same rule applies when it comes to choosing your probiotics. Throughout the human life cycle, the bacteria that make up the gut microbiome normally maintain a positive symbiotic relationship with their host, providing far-reaching metabolic, immunological, nutritional, and psychological benefits. However, an unbalanced microbiome—known as intestinal dysbiosis—can wreak havoc on one’s health. In order...

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Flax Seed Fun Facts!

Written by: Kelly Hoang, Product Information Specialist and has been with Flora for 8 years. Passionate about natural health and healthy eating. Enjoys learning and talking about the amazing health promoting products Flora offers. Helping people with their health issues and sharing their stories has allowed her to build so much confidence and knowledge. Flax seed fun facts! So what do these tiny seeds contain that makes them so nutritious? Should y...

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